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    Frasier History Museum Old Forester Speakeasy Series
    It’s time to get dolled up and get a wiggle on at the Frazier, as they step back into history to celebrate speakeasy style. Put on your best roaring '20s pearls and suspenders or come as you are, but keep in mind that the best-dressed guest of the night wins a $200 gift certificate to Jeff Ruby’s.This event will feature live music from Carly Johnson, Greg Walker, Ansyn Banks and Sonny Stephens as well as specialty cocktails, Art Eatables bourbon truffles, dishes from Marketplace Restaurant, swing dance lessons, '20s-era hair styling for the dames, a speakeasy selfie station and a WFPK Anniversary Celebration.
    When: February 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
    Where: Frazier History Museum, 829 West Main Street
    Website: fraziermuseum.org
    Cost: $10 for members of the Frazier History Museum, $15 for general public
     

    KFC Yum! Center | New2Lou Basketball Social
    New2Lou is teaming up with University of Louisville Athletics to host a special basketball social at the KFC Yum! Center! Thanks to University of Louisville Athletics, not only will this event be a swanky space to socialize, there will also be an opportunity to watch the women's basketball game, meet the coach and have a chance to win a signed basketball.
    When: February 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
    Where: KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: Facebook Event
    Cost: Free with an RSVP on Eventbrite
     

    Copper & Kings | Taste of Butchertown
    Join us for exclusive tastings by Chef Bobby Benjamin of Butchertown Grocery and other area restaurants as well as a signature drink from Copper & Kings. Tours of the distillery will also be available. Guests must be at least 21 years old.
    When: February 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
    Where: Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington Street
    Website: www.facebook.com/events/464370220421921/
    Cost: Prices vary
     

    Jewish Community Center | Rock in the Red Zone
    This event is part of the 18th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival spanning from February 6 - March 1. This film reveals an intimate portrayal of life on the edge in the war-torn city of Sderot. Known for its prolific rock scene that revolutionized Israeli music, for thirteen years the town has been the target of ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza strip. Live music by musician Avi Vaknin will follow the screening along with a reception.
    When: February 18, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane
    Website: www.jewishlouisville.org/filmfestival
    Cost: $6 for students, $10 for tickets purchased in advance, $12 for tickets purchased at the door
     

    Spalding University’s Egan Leadership Center | The Business of Recovery
    Spalding University is proud to host a free screening of a new documentary film: The Business of Recovery. The screening, presented in the Egan Leadership Center's Lectorium, is open to the Spalding community and the public. Following the film screening, a panel of Spalding faculty will provide a moderated discussion of the film and its implications on the treatment of substance abuse.
    When: February 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Spalding University’s Egan Leadership Center, 901 South Fourth Street
    Website: spalding.edu
    Cost: Free
     

    The Alley Theater | “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars”
    Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic “Star Wars” in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.
    When: February 18, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Alley Theater, 633 West Main Street
    Website: thealleytheater.org
    Cost: $20 for students and seniors, $25 for adults
     

    Carmichael’s Bookstore | “Wash the Dust from my Eyes”
    Carmichael's on Frankfort Avenue is very excited to welcome Louisville native, Nana Lampton, for this special presentation and book signing. In this first-of-its-kind collection of nonfiction, poetry, art and photography 100 years in the making, Nana Lampton combines the journal entries of her grandfather—a World War I cavalryman uncertain about the future the war holds, yet ready to play his part—with her own poetry inspired by his writing.
    When: February 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Carmichael’s Bookstore – 2720 Frankfort Avenue
    Website: www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/nana-lampton
    Cost: Free!

    Garage Bar | Sippin’ with Harlen Wheatley
    Have you ever wanted to sip cocktails with Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley? Now you can at Garage Bar’s cocktail competition featuring concoctions from the Garage Bar team. Harlen Wheatley will judge the top recipe of the night. Guests are invited to sit alongside the master and enjoy entries like the Hades' Trap with Wheatley vodka, berry simple syrup, black tea and pomegranate.
    When: February 18, 6 – 8 .m.
    Where: Garage Bar, 700 East Market Street
    Website: garageonmarket.com
    Cost: Free entry, price of cocktail varies
     

    The Brown Theatre | “Show Boat”
    Kentucky Opera embraces this American Classic with an operatic side of musical theater in a splendid presentation of Kern & Hammerstein’s “Show Boat." Life on a Mississippi riverboat is depicted in grand opera style, combining the spectacle of glorious singing and staging, with sumptuous costumes and familiar tunes - all driven by powerful themes of prejudice and enduring love.
    When: February 18, 8 – 10 p.m.
    Where: The Brown Theatre, 315 West Broadway
    Website: www.kyopera.org
    Cost: Ticket prices vary
     
     
     

    KFC Yum! Center | Blake Shelton Live in Concert
    Country music superstar Blake Shelton, the reigning five-time Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year and coach of NBC’s hit show "The Voice," will perform live in Louisville.
    When: February 19, 7:30 – 10:30pm
    Where: KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: www.kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/blake-shelton-live-in-concert
    Cost: Ticket prices vary
     

    Baxter’s 942 | Logan Brill
    Come join us for food, drinks, and live music from Logan Brill!
    When: February 19, 8 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Baxter’s 942, 942 Baxter Avenue
    Website: baxters942.com/events/page/3/
    Cost: Free!
     

    Zanzabar | Teen and Faux Ferocious
    Teen and Faux Ferocious will take the stage at Zanzabar!
    When: February 19, 8 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 South Preston Street
    Website: zanzabarlouisville.com
    Cost: Ticket prices range from $8 - $10
     

    Third Street Dive | Drunk & Sailor, Emma Loo and Sam, 4orty
    Join us for live music and much more!
    When: February 19, 9 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Third Street Dive, 442 South Third Street
    Website: www.facebook.com/thirdstreetdive/?rf=199194603428026
    Cost: Free!
     

    The Monkey Wrench | Fur and Teeth
    Join us for live music and great drinks!
    When: February 19, 9 – 11 p.m.
    Where: The Monkey Wrench – 1025 Barret Avenue
    Website: hwww.facebook.com/1025TheMonkeyWrench/
    Cost: $5
     

    Westport Whiskey & Wine | Rhinegeist Brewery Beer Tasting
    Join the staff at Westport Whiskey & Wine for a tasting of the best beer out of Cincinnati from the Rhinegeist Brewery. Rhinegeist, translates to "Ghost of the Rhine" and refers to the brewery's place in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati.
    When: February 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Where: Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, Suite 140
    Website: www.westportwhiskeyandwine.com
    Cost: $5
     

    Local Speed | Floetic Friday Youth Poetry Slam
    Join Local Speed for an evening of powerful words in an artistic and supportive environment presented by Young Poets of Louisville.
    When: February 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Where: Local Speed, 822 East Market Street
    Website: changingspeed.org
    Cost: $5 per person
     

    Oxmoor Farm Library | Blues Night
    Join The Filson Historical Society for an evening of blues hits from the 1950s and '60s: a longstanding tradition, Blues Night features the 10th Street Blues Band.
    When: February 19, 7 – 10 p.m.
    Where: Oxmoor Farm Library, 720 Oxmoor Avenue
    Website: filsonhistorical.org
    Cost: $20 for members of the Filson Historical Society, $25 for the general public
     

    Louisville Salt Cave | Yin Yoga and Sound Healing
    This class will be instructed by Romi, a native of the the Czech Republic and owner of Yoga with Romi studio in Lexington. This class will integrate the very nurturing and restorative aspect of yoga as well as sound healing, based on Romi's studies in India.
    When: February 20, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Salt Cave, 9800 Shelbyville Road
    Website: www.louisvillesaltcave.com
    Cost: $60 per person
     

    Unlimited Holistic Therapy and Life Coaching | Self-Compassion Community Dinner
    Join us for an evening of warmth, connection and a celebration of our spiritual growth! There will be a short guided meditation to connect with our parts and lots of Higher Self energy to connect and share with others.
    When: February 20, 7 – 10p.m.
    Where: Unlimited Holistic Therapy and Life Coaching, 953 Ellison Avenue
    Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/courageous-compassion-community-dinner-tickets-21449984481
    Cost: Free!
     

    Bristol Bar & Grille | “The Mystery at Raven Hall”
    WhoDunnit is pleased to announce that the second production of our 2015-16 Season is "The Mystery at Raven Hall." Meet WhoDunnit’s most enigmatic crime solver, The Listener, who exists outside of time and space! Reservations are required.
    When: February 20, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Bristol Bar & Grille, 614 West Main Street
    Website: www.whodunnitky.com
    Cost: Tickets are $48 each and include admission to the show, dinner, tax and gratuity
     

    Bomhard Theater | “And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the Art of Anne Frank”
    This oral history breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics world-wide. WARNING: Contains some graphic images and moments that would be disturbing for younger children.
    When: February 20, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Where: Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street
    Website: www.kentuckycenter.org
    Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 years old and under
     

    Third Street Dive | Ultra Violent Rays
    Ultra Violent Rays bring their dark, electronic dance party to Third Street Dive.
    When: February 20, 9 – 2 a.m.
    Where: Third Street Dive, 442 South Third Street
    Website: www.theultraviolentrays.com
    Cost: $5 per person
     

    Baxter’s 942 | Whatever Will
    Come join us for food, drinks, and live music from Whatever Will.
    When: February 20, 9 – 11:30 p.m.
    Where: Baxter’s 942, 942 Baxter Avenue
    Website: baxters942.com/events/page/3/
    Cost: Free!
     

    The Monkey Wrench | Driftwood Gypsy
    Join us for great live music and great drinks!
    When: February 20, 9 – 11 p.m.
    Where: The Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Avenue
    Website: www.facebook.com/1025TheMonkeyWrench/
    Cost: $5
     

    Zanzabar | Freakwater
    They played their first show together at a Louisville strip club/punk rock open-mic night. After 30 years together, Catherine and Janet's unflinching lyrics and compelling vocal harmonies can stab you in the heart from a mile away. There is a powerful continuity to their work but the band has never been constrained by any musical category. There is no band like Freakwater but Freakwater.
    When: February 20, 9 – 11:55 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 South Preston Street
    Website: zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/998691-freakwater-louisville/
    Cost: Ticket prices range from $12 - $15
     

    Kaiju – Projector, The Thumps, Doctor Girlfriend
    Join us for live music and a great time!
    When: February 20, 9 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Kaiju, 1004 East Oak Street
    Website: www.kaijubar.com
    Cost: $5 per person
     

    Mellwood Art Center | McClanahan Winter Ceili
    This event is night of Irish music, food and dance featuring dinner by Molly Malone's, live music by Ladies of Longford, traditional Irish dance performances, ceili calling and a silent auction. All proceeds go to support the McClanahan School Parents Association.
    When: February 20, 6 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Suite 181
    Website: www.mcclanahanirishdance.com
    Cost: $30 for adults, free for children 12 years old and under
     

    Galt House Hotel | McDazzle – the Red Tie Gala
    Since the first gala 14 years ago, more than $2 million has been raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana to provide families with warmth, comfort, and security – a “home away from home” while their child receives medical treatment in Louisville. The Red Tie Gala features a cocktail hour, a three-course meal, complimentary beverages, silent and live auctions and dancing late into the night.
    When: February 20, 6 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Galt House Hotel, 140 North Fourth Street
    Website: rmhc-kentuckiana.org
    Cost: $200
     

    KFC Yum! Center | UofL Men’s Basketball vs. Duke
    Come out and support our Cardinals against the Duke Blue Devils! Go Cards!
    When: February 20, 7 – 11 p.m.
    Where: February 20, KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: kfcyumcenter.com
    Cost: Tickets start at $45
     

    21C | Shakespeare in Love Gala
    This year, 21c Louisville is proud to host Kentucky Shakespeare’s 2014 Gala, Shakespeare In Love. Go for an evening of rhymes and roses (and some cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Proof on Main!). Proceeds will support Kentucky Shakespeare, the oldest free Shakespeare Festival in the U.S. and the largest in-school touring arts provider in the Commonwealth.
    When: February 20, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    Where: 21C, 700 West Main Street
    Website: www.21cmuseumhotels.com
    Cost: $100 per person, $175 per couple, $800 for a group of 10
     

    KCD Theatre | Buckwheat Zydeco
    American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. (aka Buckwheat Zydeco) is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s zydeco music. If you’ve gotten into zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30+ years, it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco.
    When: February 20, 8 – 11 p.m.
    Where: KCD Theatre, 4100 Springdale Road
    Website: www.kcdtheater.org
    Cost: Ticket prices vary
     

    The Bard’s Town | “Leaping Black Presidents”
    Damaged Goods is back and celebrating as much of February as possible. In one show we celebrate Leap Year, Black History Month and President's Day! Damaged Goods Presents: Leaping Black Presidents! Be prepared to laugh your face completely off!
    When: February 20, 10 – 11:30 p.m.
    Where: The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Road
    Website: www.damgoodnation.com
    Cost: $10, cash only
     

    Conrad-Caldwell House Museum| Fashion Sketches Lecture
    The fashions of an era reflect the times in which they were created. Join authors Jessica Jenkins and Karen DePauw as they explore the world of couture fashion in America during WWI. Focusing on the House of Worth, Paris' first haute couturier, see how the war not only affected designs, but also the future of the couture industry in the years following. Books will be available for signing and purchasing.
    When: February 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
    Where: Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 Saint James Court
    Website: www.conradcaldwell.org
    Cost: $10 per person
     

    Rainbow Blossom | Coloring Mediation Mandalas
    Join Amber Worman, the owner of Amber D’s, to experience the healing power of art by coloring mandalas! Mandalas are circular symbols that represent wholeness, such as medicine wheels and the yin yang symbol. They are used as meditation tools in many cultures. No art experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.
    When: February 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Where: Rainbow Blossom, 3046 Bardstown Road
    Website: www.rainbowblossom.com
    Cost: Free!
     

    Yearling’s Club | A Reflection on the Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail
    Join The Filson Historical Society as they partner with the University of Louisville/Yearlings Club to host a discussion on the efforts to preserve the civil rights history and sites. Light refreshments will be served.
    When: February 21, 4 – 6 p.m.
    Where: Yearling’s Club, 4309 West Broadway
    Website: filsonhistorical.org
    Cost: Free!
     

    KFC Yum! Center | Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live
    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band makes a stop in Louisville on their River Tour!
    When: February 21, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
    Where: KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: kfcyumcenter.com
    Cost: Ticket prices vary
     

    Conrad-Caldwell House Museum | Fashion Sketches Lecture
    The fashions of the era reflect the times in which they were created. Join authors Jessica Jenkins and Karen DePauw as they explore the world of couture fashion in America during WWI. Focusing on the House of Worth, Paris' first haute couturier, see how the war not only affected designs, but also the future of the couture industry in the years following. Books will be available for signing and purchasing.
    When: February 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
    Where: Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 Saint James Court
    Website: www.conradcaldwell.org
    Cost: $10 per person
     

    Historic Locust Grove – “What’s in a Name? Emma Woodhouse, Emma, Lady Hamilton and Famous Regency Love Affair”
    When Jane Austen named Emma Woodhouse, she did so in an England where society gossip was dominated by an Emma - Emma, Lady Hamilton - the wife of a British ambassador and the publicly acknowledged mistress of Britain's great naval hero, Admiral Lord Nelson. Come join us as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Emma.
    When: February 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Where: Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane
    Website: www.jasnalouisville.com
    Cost: Free!
     

    University of Louisville |The UofL Wedding Show
    The Louisville Wedding Network wants to make your wedding planning experience as simple and enjoyable as possible.They offer these shows free of charge to brides and guests as a fun and convenient way to meet a variety of the best vendors for your wedding!
    When: February 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Where: University of Louisville Shelby Campus 9001 Shelbyville Road 40222
    Website: www.louisvilleweddingnetwork.com
    Cost: Free!
     

    Kye’s | 12th Annual Bridal Show
    Join Kye’s for their 12th annual bridal show!
    When: February 21, 12 – 3 .m.
    Where: 500 Missouri Ave, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
    Website: Facebook Event
    Cost: Free!
     
     
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